Crossing on foot from Brasov to Rasnov
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The path and touristic signPhoto: Sînziana Mihalache, CC BY, Outdooractive Editors
An easy and relaxing walk for those who are curious if or how to reach Râșnov on foot, starting from Brașov; at the same time, a greener alternative to using a car or train, albeit a little longer. Probably a more interesting way to run this route is with an MTB.
For the first half, the hike passes through beautiful, apparently deserted forests; then it turns into a hotspot for picnics, sunbathing, and barbecues, especially for locals. In the last half, you'll get to walk mostly on asphalt.
Children may enjoy the route, at least in part, though it might become boring after a while.
The first few kilometers, through Valea Sticlăriei, are enjoyable at any time of year: the forest unveils its trees with captivating shapes and a web of roots, lush foliage, and paths that are not very crowded. Following the exit to Poiana Brașov, to Stâna Turistică, respectively, you can stop for lunch or refreshments.
You then follow a dusty macadam road that takes you to Poiana Aviatorilor. On both sides of the road, you'll see families picnicking, as well as tourists boasting their ATV driving skills, especially during weekends.
After Poiana Aviatorilor, a wilder path follows. Though it shows few signs of ever being trodden, it safely takes you to the more touristy Poiana Cristian. From here, you'll start a steep, short descent through a rustling forest. After reaching the DN1E road and another 4-5 kilometers on asphalt, you enter Rasnov, close to Dino Park.
- After Poiana Aviatorilor, the route becomes almost uninteresting, given the long segments of asphalt and wild areas.
- Between Poiana Cristian and DN1E you come across piles of garbage thrown away by locals.
- The route is accessible in any season.
Rest stopsStâna turistică Sergiana
Bears might show up in some areas, so you should either not walk alone, or carry a whistle.
Blue stripe + yellow cross.
Book recommendations for this region:
Comfortable walking shoes, whistle, trekking poles, sunscreen.
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